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Abolished Date: 2015-08-14


As an assistant to a higher level architect plans, coordinates and directs a major branch of an architectural office and provides liaison with internal entities and external organizations such as other state agencies and private firms. 

Typical Work

Serves as the deputy to the Principal Architect; advises and sets the architectural standards for the statewide visual elements of the transportation structures; as Branch Architect in the Architecture Office, plans, coordinates, and manages the architectural activities assigned to the branch; provides technical and professional assistance during project planning, design, construction, and operational review which includes work in the design of bridges, retaining walls, tunnels, noise walls and other transportation structures and buildings; serves as an architectural consultant to the bridge and highway engineers on the aesthetic values of bridge and transportation structures design; responsible for enhancing the visual quality of the architectural composition of transportation structures; 

Directs the planning and development of standards, guidelines, and requirements for the multi-modal and intermodal facilities; coordinates with local communities, state agencies, transportation carriers, WSDOT district offices, and other division offices to determine the needs of the facilities; reviews project scopes, designs, and contract documents; represents WSDOT on the Intermodal Facilities Committee of the Transportation Research Board; 

Supervises the preparation of architectural design, contract drawings and specifications during the design phase; also supervises the contract administration during the construction phase for statewide rest areas, visitor information, and marine transportation buildings; supervises the coordination of architectural, mechanical, and electrical engineering consultants on these projects; ensures that buildings under direct supervision meet federal, state, and local codes and regulations; 

Supervises the preparation of sketches, exhibits, and models of proposed bridges and transportation structures, and buildings for presentation to the public, top management, and the WSDOT districts and Marine Division; initiates conceptual studies for transportation structures of the future; 

Consults with and provides technical information to WSDOT districts, the Marine Division, State Bridge Engineer, Project Development Engineer, cities, counties, other agencies in matters related to architectural design and construction; 

Reviews and approves design reports, preliminary and final transportation structure designs for architecture adequacy; 

Develops plans and programs to implement policies and procedures related to architectural design; 

Performs other work as assigned. 

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. 

Desirable Qualifications

Five years of architectural experience, including two years in a supervisory capacity and registration as an architect or architectural engineer. 

Class Specification History

New class effective October 9, 1992.
Revise class.  Revises title (formerly Architect, Supervisory – Transportation), class code (formerly 64180), and definition; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.  

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